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A loan of $1,125 helped to buy additional curios to sell.


Stephen's story

Stephen is 40 years old. He is married to Veronica and they are blessed with one child. Stephen sells curios. His business is located in Nairobi, where he has local and international customers. Stephen has been in this business for the last 14 years and earns an income of KES.79,500 per month.

Stephen has good credit history with KADET LTD and he is applying for his fourth loan of KES.100,000. He plans to use this loan to buy more curios to sell. He will use the anticipated profit to expand his business. In the future, Stephen hopes to open a new shop. He is very hardworking.



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